Video: Northumberland wants special Dark Sky status

  • 6 March 2013
Nel finds out more about Dark Sky Reserves

Northumberland National Park in the North of England is bidding to become the largest Dark Sky Reserve in Europe.

It's one of the best places in the UK to catch a glimpse of the night sky so local authorities want to protect the area with this special status.

If successful it will mean the area will be given protection to control levels of light pollution and keep the views of the night sky clear.

There are only five other Dark Sky Reserves in the world and two of them are here in the UK at Exmore National Park and the Brecon Beacons in Wales.

Nel's got the report...